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Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III

A fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver swing handled cake basket; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: A2551
Price: £2,250.00
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Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Cake Basket - Antique George III

Description


This impressive George III sterling silver cake basket has an oval rounded form onto a collet style foot.


The body of this antique basket is embellished with fine pierced vertical elliptical diaper pattern ornamentation accented with chased and embossed floral and urn motifs incorporating scrolling leaf brackets and swag decoration.


The shaped rim is ornamented with an impressive foliate garland decorated border accented with floral motifs and stylised scrolling designs.


This basket is fitted with an impressive interlacing twist decorated swing handle.


The plain oval well of this impressive piece is encircled with a band of embossed stylised foliate garland decoration; a simplified design to that of the rim.


The fine and impressive foot is ornamented with pierced horizontal elliptical diaper patter decoration with an applied rope twist style border to the rim.


Date: 1774

Condition


This Georgian sterling silver cake basket is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The chased and pierced decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the basket are all very clear.


Reflection in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 27cm/10.6"

Height to rim 9.3cm/3.6"

Length 33.5cm/13.2"

Width 28cm/11"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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